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I am an Assistant Professor at Iowa State University. I earned my Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 2013, specializing in International Relations and Political Methodology. My substantive research focuses on conflict processes, state development, and civil conflict. I am also interested in political methodology, especially time-varying parameters and techniques for estimating nonrandom missing data. My research has been published in Political Analysis, Journal of Peace Research, Conflict Management and Peace SciencePolitical Science Research and Methods, International InteractionsEuropean Political Science, and Statistica Sinica. My first book (co-authored with Cameron Thies), Rising Powers and Foreign Policy Revisionism: Understanding BRICS Identity and Behavior through Time, is available from University of Michigan Press.   

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